Monday, March 15, 2010

How to eat fried gnomes.

Today was going to be a brief rant/scolding for the boneheads of blackrock exiles, but as you can see my favorite, tasty little friend Gnomeaggedon has already done a fine job. In his honor I'd like to instead offer another tasty Gnome recipe.
If you've been to Splintertree Post recently, you have more than likely tasted the delicious culinary skills of Innkeeper Kaylisk. A finer cook and lovelier orc I challenge you to find! What this fine lady does with gnome is truly genius. So succulent, so flavorful and yet so simple. The essence of gnome is not lost to the ingredients. In her honor I present one of my favorite of her recipes, "baked parmesan-crusted gnome".

3/4 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless gnome portions

Get your stone hearth to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Melt the butter with the garlic in a saucepan over medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir the breadcrumbs together with the Parmesan cheese, thyme, basil, oregano, pepper, and salt in a bowl. Dip the "gnome pieces" (nudge nudge wink wink) in the butter, then press into the seasoned bread crumbs. Place the "gnome" into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Bake in the preheated hearth until the "gnome" is golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 50 to 55 minutes.

This recipe serves one orc, or 4 blood elves. When Kaylisk prepares this dish whenever Thrall is in town, she uses about 40 gnomes to feed the big guy and his posse. Now where can we find 40 gnomes?

addendum-for those of you who think this recipe previously contained the word "chicken" or "chicken breast" anywhere in the are wrong! It never said that....this was not a chicken recipe that i just substituted the word gnome. This is an actual gnome, for real....I am not kidding!


  1. Thrall & I go way back, so throw in an extra Gnome and save a seat for me!

  2. name dropper! btw, this recipe works quite well with goblins. Little gamey, but still quite good.

  3. *cough* You left some chicken references in your gnome recipe ;)